Happy Mother's Day
God is Dead
I send my mommy stuff on her birthday, during the Holidays, and as is relevant for this post, on Mother's Day.
She got chocolate this year. But that's not overly important. What is important is that I send something and that she gets something.
I mean, other than because that is what I do?
Nietzsche said, 'God is dead.' He probably wasn't the first to think it. Lord knows, he wasn't the last.
But why might this not be a bad thing.
Why might a True Believer hold this opinion?
Not that I am a True Believer.
Humans used to sacrifice a lot more than they do now. In modern times, a ten percent tithe is considered adequate by many.
But is it?
God gave you life!
And you are giving him... what, ten percent? What crap! Many a college football coach wants (nay, demands) more out of their charges.
Which is to say, ten percent ain't adequate. If you really wanted to pay God back, you know, for everything, you'd have to give him a life, the only one you have, your own.
But there's not much point in God having given you life only to take it back, hence where that 'Only begotten Son' thing arises, steps in, and pays the debt that is owed.
God is Dead... because it was the only way to set you free.
So, go forth and make him proud.
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